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Northland top performer in winter property market as buyers return
Northland's property market has bucked the winter blues experienced elsewhere.
'Holy moly': 15yo Whangārei harp player stuns crowd of 6000 in Auckland
Sascha Peck says she wasn't "too nervous" when she took to the biggest stage of her life.
Happy as a pig in ... surf: Beach-hopping hog stuns locals
The owner of the pig said she had gone walkabout and had decided on a swim at the beach.
Shortage of candidates in Northland as election deadline looms
As of Wednesday, 17 of 63 council or community board positions remain unfilled.
Fog blankets Northland from Kaipara all the way to the Far North
The thick layer of fog was expected to lift later today, MetService says.
Historic win for Whangārei Boys' High School squash team
The final between the Northlanders and Auckland Grammar School was hotly contested.
Marsden Point protest: An inside look at life at Camp Spearhead - take two
The Advocate hears what the past 100 days of protesting have been like at Camp Spearhead.
Northport expansion could create jobs boom, report says
The port could bring about huge job opportunities not often created in New Zealand.
Dargaville Hospital closes general ward amid Covid-19 outbreak
The outbreak is the second in less than a week in a Northland hospital ward.
Parafed Northland pinching themselves over life changing funding
The organisation will use new funding to employ a full-time staff member in the Far North.
The Whangārei mums moving mountains to reduce poverty
Māmā Moving Mountains works to bring the dreams of Northland mums to life.
Revealed: Identity of top cop who interfered in prosecution
The senior officer at the centre of an IPCA investigation is a familiar face in Northland.
More than 60 charges laid after major drug and money laundering scheme busted
The syndicate was reportedly headed by a Waitematā man with links to a Vietnamese gang.
Butcher carves his way into Sharp Blacks and world stage
Dan Klink is one of 15 Hellers Sharp Blacks headed to the Olympics of butchery this year.
The Big Wet: Northland roads closed, trees down and power out
Wild weather hit the North overnight, bringing down trees and flooding roads.
What's keeping three out of five Northlanders awake at night?
A Kiwi sleep coach gives expert tips on how to catch a good night's kip despite worries.
Exclusive: Police at 'breaking point' threaten to walk off the job
The Police Association says officers are choosing between their jobs and their safety.
Editorial: There's a new villain in town this winter and it ain't Covid
The most relatable experience I've had in a long time is the flu, says Karina Cooper.
'Smells like death': Thousands of pipi wash up dead
Samples of the dead pipi are being collected to determine what caused the mass deaths.
Cat's out of the bag: Mandatory snip 'n' chip questions answered
Find the answers you need regarding the change to the Animal Bylaw around pet cats.
Stuck without a doctor? Find out what to do and where to enrol
Desperately looking for a GP? Not sure what to do if you don't have one? This is for you.
Kennel cough making a dog's breakfast of Northland canine health
Northland vets say they are seeing more cases of canine cough among the region's dogs.
Ahipara school girl tackles nerves for Black Ferns 'Aunty Krystal's' home game
Aotea Murray was nervous all week ahead of her special job at Saturday's Black Ferns game.
Police crackdown on guns and gangs in Far North continues
Gangs with guns are dealt another blow as Northland police continue to tackle the problem.
The council introducing mandatory snip 'n' chip rule for pet cats
The change has received praise from the country's oldest and largest animal welfare group.
Gang tensions may be behind early morning drive-by shooting in Kaikohe
Police say shots were fired at a vehicle parked outside a Kaikohe address early today.
Ways to celebrate Matariki - a time of remembrance, joy and peace
Looking for ideas to celebrate Matariki? We've got you covered with this Northland guide.
Farmer furious after wandering dogs attack more than 100 sheep
The death of sheep has cost farmer Rex Roadley up to $25,000.
Afghan families flee Taliban to start anew in Whananaki 'paradise'
Two Afghanistan families are starting to rebuild their lives in their new Kiwi hometown.
Police confirm body found in Waipoua Forest was Gaelene Bright
A Givealittle page has been launched to help the grieving family of Gaelene Bright.
Kaitāia teen making waves in international Waka Ama scene
Kaitāia's Chelsea Reti shares what waka ama means to her ahead of the global stage.
'Fenz haven't been listening': Firefighters opt to strike
Northland's paid staff are set to take industrial action alongside national counterparts.
'Breathe bro, just breathe': Off-duty lifeguard saves man's life - twice
Quick-thinking lifeguard Quinn Bedford successfully resuscitated the hurt man twice.
12yo among young trio to sideswipe cop car in vehicle - sparking police pursuit
The chase began in downtown Whangārei and wound around the streets of Ōtangarei.
Rāhui placed on Tāne Mahuta track after discovery of body
Te Roroa placed the rāhui on the popular walking track in the Waipoua Forest yesterday.
Northland emergency services receive national accolade for search of Brian Bench
The award acknowledges important contribution made to search and rescue in New Zealand.
'They have a right to feel safe at work': Firefighters and paramedics endure assaults
The public is urged to be kind to first responders as they endure violence on the job.
Assaults on the frontline: Cops facing more attacks on the job
Around 31 per cent of the nearly 300 assaults on Northland cops resulted in injuries.
Son wrestled with schizophrenia and drugs before fatal shootings
Daniel Raines fatally shot his stepfather Garry before killing himself in September 2017.
Police investigating disappearance of Northland mum
Gaelene Bright, 69, was last seen in south Hokianga on May 1.
More Northlanders may able to enrol in GPs with arrival of international doctors
A move by the Government may add thousands of GPs to Northland's struggling workforce.
'They're only kids': Thieves target GAS Parua Bay six times
A group of teenagers are behind the sixth burglary of a Whangārei Heads service station.
Northport onboard with nationwide review of port operations
Northport says it's committed to taking whatever actions needed when it comes to safety.
Beachgoer commandeers surf board to help rescue 'lifeless' teen
The actions of a random beachgoer and highly skilled Ruakākā lifeguards save 18yo swimmer.
How a Whangārei woman's love of care packages has helped 100 babies in need
Charlotte Tapelu uses her free time to help meet the growing demand of families in need.
How to prepare for cyclone Fili's gale force winds and torrential downpours
Ex-tropical cyclone Fili threatens to bring severe gales up to 140km/h and heavy rain.
Region tops NZ for job listings growth - but where are the candidates?
The region has recorded the highest-percentage increase this year for online job listings.
Auckland marathon swimmer makes history in Northland waters
The hardest part, Jono Ridler says, was the final 6km when darkness began to set.
Exclusive: The Northlanders called on to save Enchanter's stricken survivors
The rescue through the eyes of the two men who pulled Enchanter's survivors to safety.
Scallop closures among sustainability measures in Northland
The closure was part of a twice-yearly review of fish stocks to support sustainability.
Ruawai fire chief Kevin Evans: The keen duck hunter who saved NZ's brown teal from extinction
Kevin Evans became enamoured with brown teal conservation as a 12yo on a family trip.
Northland records highest number of new daily Covid cases on Tuesday
It's a record day of new daily cases for Northland as three more people are hospitalised.